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Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, September 24

7:00 p.m.         Women's Volleyball v. Medaille - Sports Arena
Come support women's volleyball as it takes on Medaille.  Admission is FREE!

Wednesday, September 25

TBA                  Powder Puff Football - Coyer Field / Psych Field

Thursday, September 26

12:15                Pep Rally - Union Quad
Get psyched for Homecoming weekend at the annual Pep Rally!  Come support the Parade of Athletes, March of the Banners, the semifinals of the Lip Sync competition, and more!


Friday, September 27

Noon                 Food Drive for Buffalo State Pantry - Campus-wide
Buffalo State Student Athletes will pick up donations by faculty/staff for the Buffalo State food pantry.  To have student-athletes pick up at your office, contact Tom Koller.

4:00 p.m.          Women’s Soccer v. Geneseo - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as the Bengals battle Geneseo.  Admission to the game is FREE!

6:30                  Athletics Hall of Fame - Sports Arena
Former student athletes will be officially inducted into the Buffalo State Athletics Hall of Fame during a reception and ceremony. For tickets, call 878.6514 or email Tom Koller.

7:00                  King and Queen / Lip Finals - Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall
Take part in this Homecoming tradition - the King and Queen Competition, featuring the Lip Sync Finals.  Your voice matters, as the crowd helps determine who wins both competitions.

Saturday, September 28

8:30 a.m.           Wegmans Shopping Cart Competition - Sports Arena
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to register for the Shopping Cart Competition, courtesy of Wegmans.  Turn your cart into a homecoming float!  Register online to reserve your cart.

8:30 a.m.            Car / Truck Float Competition - Sports Arena 
You asked for it, you got it!  Get your car, SUV, or truck and your imagination to create your Homecoming Float.  Register online to participate.

10:00 a.m.          Homecoming Parade / Victory March - Campus / City
Join the campus community on a mile-long parade down Rees, Forest, Richmond, Bird, and Hoyt.  A map of the parade will be available soon!

10:45 a.m.          Pre-Game Tailgate hosted by Wegmans - Sports Arena
Everyone is invited to attend the pre-game tailgate party, Buffalo State style!  You'll enjoy two fabulous chili recipies courtesy of the chefs at Wegmans, corn bread, wine and beer tasting, and entertainment by Heard of Buffalo. Tickets are $10 and available online before the event.

Noon                   Football Game vs. Ithaca - Coyer Field
Wear orange and cheer on the Bengals when they take on Ithaca College.  Tickets are FREE for faculty/staff with your Buffalo State ID, $5 for adults, and free for children under 12. Tickets are available for purchase at the Coyer Field ticket booth the day of the game.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.      Richardson Complex South Lawn Celebratation - Richardson Center
Buffalo's historic Richardson Complex will be hosting a celebration on the south lawn.  The event is free and open to the public.  Be sure to visit the Richardon Complex - Buffalo State's neighbor to the South! Join the Richardson Complex for food trucks, landscape tours, live music, and more!  Parking is available onsite.


4:00 p.m.            Women’s Soccer v. Brockport - Coyer Field
Come support Women's Soccer as they battle the College at Brockport.  Admission to the game is FREE!

Event Registration

Departments are encouraged to participate in Homecoming!  Show your Buffalo State pride and support your students by attending or competing in our family-friendly events!

Homecoming Wegmans Shopping Cart Float Competition

Homecoming Car/SUV Float Competition Registation

Homecoming Tailgate Party 


To participate in the Food Drive, please contact Tom Koller.



For more information on events, please contact:

Tom Koller
Senior Associate Director, Athletics & Homecoming Chair

Trish Dillenbeck
Assistant Director, Admissions 


If your department participates in Homecoming events this year, be sure to mention #BengalPride on your Facebook and Twitter sites!  

Contests will be running for the best shout-outs and pictures posted through #BengalPride.


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